Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail Official launch 15 July 2021

2. Suburban Homestead

162b South Road, Spotswood, 4310

Nelle and Bruce are suburban life-stylers with a 9000m2 property. From bare horse paddocks 25 years ago, the farmlet is now home to ducks, chickens and bees.

Plantings include extensive shelter belts, orchards, and large netted gardens. Rainwater is collected for use in the gardens, solar panels power their shed, and compost tea & biochar biologically activate the soil.

Visit the Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail website to for full details on opening times, talks and tours.  

Also In the area:

1. Greenbridge

Bena, a landscape designer, and Daniel, a healthy home specialist, are transforming their ten acres of once bare eroded pasture into a regenerative oasis Read More >